I am unable to connect to my ftp server from anything other than the local host

Bill Moran wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Sat Jan 27 19:37:21 UTC 2007

"Guillermo Gonzalez" <ctrl4ltdeletemenews at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I try to ftp localhost I get this:
> [guillermo at tester ~]$ ftp localhost
> Trying ::1...
> Connected to localhost.
> 220- Welcome message goes here  :D
> 220 tester FTP server (Version 6.00LS) ready.
> 331 Guest login ok, send your email address as password.
> 230- READ OR DIE!!1
> 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
> Remote system type is UNIX.
> Using binary mode to transfer files.
> However, when I attempt to ftp to the box's ip I get:
> [guillermo at tester ~]$ ftp
> Connected to
> 421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection.

First, check to see that ftpd is listening on that address:
sockstat -4
If you don't see the program listening, you'll have to tweak your
ftpd config.

If the program is listening, check your settings for any packet filters.
Are you running pf or ipfw?

I don't know where you got the idea that you should worry about pam, but
the fact that you can log in shows that your auth configuration is


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